Kathleen M. Neuzil, MD, MPH

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Kathleen Neuzil is a professor of medicine and pediatrics and the director of the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She leads an academic vaccine research and development enterprise that is engaged in the full range of vaccinology – from basic laboratory science research through vaccine development, early clinical evaluation, large-scale pre-licensure field studies, and post-licensure assessments. The mission of the CVD is to harness the power of vaccines to prevent disease and save lives, with a focus on the most vulnerable populations.

Dr. Neuzil has over two decades of experience in infectious diseases and vaccine science, policy, and introduction. Throughout her career, she has conducted clinical and epidemiologic studies on vaccine-preventable diseases, with an emphasis on viral infections and vaccines – including rotavirus, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Japanese encephalitis virus, and human papillomavirus (HPV).

Dr. Neuzil has extensive experience in domestic and international policy, including membership on the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She has contributed more than 180 scientific papers on vaccines and infectious diseases. She is currently an associate editor of the journal Vaccine and on the editorial board of npj Vaccines. Dr. Neuzil is also a member of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) board of directors.

Dr. Neuzil received her undergraduate degree in zoology from the University of Maryland, College Park, her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and her Master’s of Public Health from Vanderbilt University. She received her training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University.

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